The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system with some of the richest biodiversity on the planet. It is recognised as one of the world’s most iconic tourism experiences and continues to be Australia’s greatest natural attraction.
The Great Barrier Reef offers a unique place-based educational opportunity for students to immerse themselves in an authentic live classroom and to learn more about the rich biodiversity of the reef.
The Queensland Government is investing $3.5 million in the Great Barrier Reef Education Experience Program to support Queensland schools to undertake place-based educational experiences in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area which align with Australian and Queensland curriculum.
Commencing in June 2021, the Program enables Queensland schools to apply for subsidies for eligible school excursions undertaken by 31 December 2024, or earlier if all available funding has been allocated.